All Aboard Florida: Bus depot critical to Fort Lauderdale development plan

Publish Date: 
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:00am

By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel August 10, 2014

All Aboard Florida, the passenger rail line thats' about to connect South Florida to Orlando, says a bus depot is the key to the company's efforts to redevelop the downtown area near its Fort Lauderdale station.

The firm sees potential for a variety of uses — including shops, restaurants, offices, residences and maybe even a hotel. All Aboard Florida owns a 2-acre lot across from the station it's building on Northwest Second Avenue.

But the company has its eye on a more significant parcel: the adjacent Broward County Transit bus terminal that fronts Broward Boulevard at Northwest First Avenue.